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Name not shown inside Durango October 16, 2020, 1:06 PM

How many Take & Make Kits have you utilized? 1-5
For which age group? (mark all the apply) Elementary
Would you use them again? Yes
What did you enjoy about the kits? Easy instructions for the age group. creative project for kids to make on their own, mostly
What could we improve? Clear communication about the kits. I just heard about it, and they have been available for a while
Did the kits have a positive impact on you and your child/teen? Yes
If yes, how did the kit have a positive impact? Both my grand children have always loved going to the library for these creative activities. They were missing them a lot with the library closed. They were so excited when i told them about this being available and that I could surprise them each with a kit. I will be there every tuesday for another one.
Knowing the kits are being used by others, did they help you feel more engaged with your community? Yes
Why or why not? Brought back the community atmosphere of the library caring for their patrons. I have always loved the library since I was a child, and being able to share this experience with my grand children and teaching them to love libraries and reading over the years has been fundamental to their development of their love of reading. I am a frequent user and visitor to libraries, even in my world wide travels.

Name not shown inside Durango October 13, 2020, 9:57 AM

How many Take & Make Kits have you utilized? 6-10
For which age group? (mark all the apply) Elementary
Would you use them again? Yes
What did you enjoy about the kits? We treat them as a surprise and reward for when school work is done and my kids love them. They are ideas I haven't thought of. My preschooler loved making the frog puppet and carried it around for two weeks!
What could we improve? Nothing. So far everything has been perfect.
Did the kits have a positive impact on you and your child/teen? Yes
If yes, how did the kit have a positive impact? They miss going to the library so they loved being able to bring a small.piece of it home.
Knowing the kits are being used by others, did they help you feel more engaged with your community? Yes
Why or why not? The kids are missing seeing and interacting with other kids but this made them feel they weren't alone.

Name not shown outside Durango October 8, 2020, 7:54 PM

How many Take & Make Kits have you utilized? 1-5
For which age group? (mark all the apply) Elementary
Would you use them again? Yes
What did you enjoy about the kits? That the kids can do on their own. They dont need help to make the crafts : )
What could we improve? It is great!
Did the kits have a positive impact on you and your child/teen? Yes
If yes, how did the kit have a positive impact? Time away from ipads.
Knowing the kits are being used by others, did they help you feel more engaged with your community? Yes
Why or why not? That the kids from Durango have the opportunity to make the same crafts.

Name not shown outside Durango October 8, 2020, 9:04 AM

How many Take & Make Kits have you utilized? 6-10
For which age group? (mark all the apply) Elementary
Would you use them again? Yes
What did you enjoy about the kits? fun crafts to engage kids and show to others
What could we improve? a little more detail on some instruction steps
Did the kits have a positive impact on you and your child/teen? Yes
If yes, how did the kit have a positive impact? gave us something new and fun to do together as a family and something to look forward to each week
Knowing the kits are being used by others, did they help you feel more engaged with your community? No
Why or why not? perhaps an online gallery to see others completed work

Name not shown outside Durango October 7, 2020, 2:32 PM

How many Take & Make Kits have you utilized? 6-10
For which age group? (mark all the apply) Elementary
Would you use them again? Yes
What did you enjoy about the kits? These kits are fun and my kids can do them independently!
What could we improve? There were a couple times where instructions could have been a little more clear, but we were always able to figure things out.
Did the kits have a positive impact on you and your child/teen? Yes
If yes, how did the kit have a positive impact? This gave my child something fun to do that she could do in her spare time while at home. This occupied her time since we do not go out to do a lot of activities due to COVID.
Knowing the kits are being used by others, did they help you feel more engaged with your community? Yes
Why or why not? There were a couple times where my child did these activities with a friend.

Name not shown inside Durango September 30, 2020, 10:45 AM

How many Take & Make Kits have you utilized? 1-5
For which age group? (mark all the apply) Teen
Would you use them again? Yes
What did you enjoy about the kits? Ready made materials and great instructions
What could we improve? I would love to see an idea of a book or other reading material that relates to the activity
Did the kits have a positive impact on you and your child/teen? Yes
If yes, how did the kit have a positive impact? Always good to have an activity to go along with a visit/eases communication
Knowing the kits are being used by others, did they help you feel more engaged with your community? Yes
Why or why not? "Other kids are doing this too"...

Name not shown inside Durango August 2, 2020, 10:43 AM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. Because Durango is based on tourism, we will be ineffective in controlling emissions from those coming into our community. As such, these goals may not be attainable unless there are nation-wide standards in place that can make the goal a reality. It is also unreasonable to believe that vehicles will be replaced by the target dates based on the current Federal standards for emission control.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? I have no idea what the term "equity" means in this context... a definition here would have been helpful.
Is there anything else that you would like to add? I think it is vital to look at the goals and options in a realistic manner. Without viable alternatives shifting the mindset of the public will be impossible. Let's not just have a feel-good moment because we are setting goals, let's make them realistic and attainable by having viable alternatives. Let's also examine the future impact and sustainability of our decisions.

Laura Marchino inside Durango August 1, 2020, 3:53 PM

What is your age? C. 26 to 55 years of age

Erin Hughes outside Durango July 31, 2020, 4:10 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
If you chose other, please elaborate. My mental health....too much sun and not enough precip makes me panic and get depressed.
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? Little understanding. I would not be the person to ask to explain this to a child. But I get the gist of it.
Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? Recreation...this industry relies our climate. And the way durango parks and rec operates can also contribute to the problem or solution
Is there anything else that you would like to add? My ideas that have long been my soapbox. The edgemont empire is growing and growing with no end in sight. We need a bike lane...a separate bike lane with a railing or fence all the way to CR 234. With this, kids, etc. could be safe riding to school. Would reduce morning traffic immensely and actually saves time. It's sometimes faster! Bike racks on the school buses so kids can get their bikes back home. Or get their bikes into town and ride bikes around to extracurriculars instead of parents idling in the parking lot waiting for them.or driving them around town when they could easily bike around. Pass a no idling law like Toronto's. Durango is growing but amenities are not keeping pace. Long ago the public outdoor pool was filled in for baseball fields. Now we have more baseball fields, have more soccer fields, but no public, affordable outdoor pool. The river beaches are getting crowded, there's little to no parking, they risk getting trashed, they are often swarmed with drunk college kids so there is nowhere to go with young children. The river banks can be subject to damaging erosion, and it isn't safe for little kids. As the climate heats up, more and more people seek refreshment around water. I applaud the efforts and money that has gone into nighthorse and oxbow, but those beaches still need development and parking, and even with these locations, an outdoor pool is still greatly needed. Trimble is crazy expensive, the rec center is indoors, and every other pool in town is private, or inadequate, and most likely at a hotel. Sad that we have to rent a hotel room to swim at an outdoor pool. Why not a pool at three springs, or the Ewing Mesa development where it is less likely to rain during monsoon? There are the bubble covers that can turn the pool into a 4 season pool. A few years ago an article in national geographic featured pools as an important community feature that actually conserves water by sharing water, recycling water. Also, is the water at the rec center splash pad recycled? It doesn't feel like it's on a pump system, it feels so cold that it must be coming straight out of the tap and down the drain, used once. Last, the land for sale just north of oxbow. Perfect for parking, a bathroom, nature trails and more beach, no boat ramp, just slow pace beachgoers that must hike in 10 minutes. No, that wasn't the last thing....shouldn't we have another elementary school in edgemont by now? Walking community....Riverview is over crowded, another way to reduce traffic. What are the laws regarding collecting rainwater to use in the yard....why is this outlawed anywhere?

Name not shown outside Durango July 31, 2020, 3:35 PM

Prior to completing this survey, were you already aware that:
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community? (1=not concerned at all, 5=very concerned)
How concerned are you about the following within our Durango community?
(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)

How concerned are you about climate change impacts affecting the following:

(1 = not concerned at all, 5 = very concerned)
Based on your amount of concern for the above items, do you think the City Council’s 2019 sustainability goals are not stringent enough, about right or too stringent?
Please elaborate. Stretch a bit more on goals, within the realm of the possible of course.
The Sustainability Plan Working Group holds equity as a core value of the plan process. What is your understanding of how Climate Change/Sustainability Planning and equity intersect? Your understanding and how you uphold and implement equity is more important than mine. I understand that communities of color are disproportinately affected by climate change, and that inequity is persistent within systems of government. Admission is the first small step. Implementaiton of equity is the heavy lift.
Are there any sectors or subsectors missing from this list that you think should be included in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? The social component of each sector is important - people need to buy in to the plan for it to work.
Are there any sectors or subsectors on this list you don’t think need to be addressed in Durango’s Sustainability Plan? No.
Is there anything else that you would like to add? Thanks for the opportnity to provide comments!